Your Damsel Out Of Distress definition is Redundant Rescue
, going by the description, doesn't seem to be about being kidnapped or captured, but more about combat. It's about a badass taking out an entire horde of mooks singlehandedly, then having someone else "rescue" them from the last guy standing, or something to that effect. A lot of the examples
are about kidnappings and such, but that's just Square Peg Round Trope
, and those examples should be moved to Damsel out of Distress
, if we make it.
Your Defiant Captive definition is a heroic/sympathetic counterpart to Poisonous Captive. The "heroic" versions, at the moment, are Pity the Kidnapper, and Talking Your Way Out.
is about a captive undermining their captors from captivity. Pity the Kidnapper
is about a captive who is so annoying
that their captors want
to get rid of them. Talking Your Way Out
is about a captive manipulating the psychological weaknesses of their captors to escape. Defiant Captive
would be a captive who maintains a defiant, willful attitude despite being at their captor's mercy. They're all completely separate tropes.